Category Archives: Cauda equine syndrome

Cauda equine syndrome – my personal journey.

Three YearsLooking Back at Having CES


I was looking at a picture on my phone the other day, cleaning off those that have been transferred to the computer. I came across a picture I took of 2 men ice fishing on Indian Lake. 20130209_130638 I didn't know why I had kept that particular photo. Then I saw the date - 02/09/2013.

I didn't know it, but my life was about to be altered forever. The next day, while doing yard work, I moved a concrete splash pad a couple of feet. Unknown to me was that a disc in my back, the L4/L5 disc, had ruptured. It was pushing forward, into the Cauda Equina, the place where your spinal cord splits off into the root nerves that run throughout your body below your waist. As it pushed, the nerves compressed.

You may read about Cauda Equina Syndrome on another page of this site. I have adapted to a new life, a different life. So this is a celebration! Another anniversary in the books and I am still living a useful life - loving my wife, working, teaching, mentoring and striving to leave a positive & challenging legacy for that time when I no longer can do the things on this list.

Thanks for stopping by ~ David

Peb nyob nraum qab!

Nws tau ib tug ntev, qeeb txawv tebchaws, tab sis peb nyob nraum qab nyob rau hauv lub meej! It has been a long while since I've posted. Life has been very, heev tibneeg hu tauj coob rau peb rau ntau dhau lawm ntev. Some of what was faced dictated that it would be better to remove this website and youtube videos from public view. For that, Kuv thov txim tiag tiag.

Kuv youtube video twb yuav luag 700 views on nws, yog li tam sim no nws yog onward thiab ces mus 1000! Getting the word out about life with CES. Based on interaction on the internet, nws yog ntau dua cov kws kho mob xav txog tej yam. It isn't, li cas los xij, ib kab lus rau koj lub txaj los yog ib rooj log rau tus so ntawm koj lub neej. Maybe not even pain!

Rau tam sim no, Kuv tsuas sau luv luv no daim ntawv. More coming soon!

14 Sep 2015